Qatar Rail

First line opened 2019. Three routes serving 37 stations. See Doha network map.

The metro is being developed by Qatar Railways Co as part of its integrated railway project. Construction work on 129 km of the initial sections of a four-line network (213·3 km, 91-stations) began in October 2012.

The first section on the Red line opened on May 8, 2019, between Al Qassar and Al Wakra (23·5 km, 13 stations), with the first section of the Gold line between Al Aziziyah and Ras Bu Abboud following on November 21, 2019 (13 km, 11 stations). On 10 December, 2019 the initial phase was completed, with the Red line north to Lusail (12 km, 4 stations) and the airport branch (5·4 km, 1 station) opened, together with the Green line from Al Riffa to Al Mansoura (22 km, 11 stations).

On December 30, 2019, the Msheireb tram opened, running on a 2 km single-track loop around a property development near Msheireb metro station, and operated by three battery/LPG-powered LRVs.

A fleet of 75 driverless three-car Al Faras trainsets has been supplied by Kinki Sharyo, with a further 35 units ordered in October 2018.

A second phase of construction is planned, extending the four lines:

  • Red line: (98·5 km, 33 stations) - Al Khor North, running south to Msheireb, Al Wakra South, branch to New Doha International Airport; later southern extension to Messaieed
  • Green line: (65·3 km, 34 stations) - Education City, running east to Msheireb; later extension south to Industrial South and western branch to Al Rayyan
  • Gold line: (30·6 km, 23 stations) - Al Rayyan South, running east to Airport City North; later western branch to Industrial Area North
  • Blue line: (17·5 km, 11 stations) - Airport City North, running west to Al Matar; later extension forming western orbital route along C-Ring to West Bay Central.

On December 24, 2019, the first section of the Education City Tram opened. The initial section links Stadium North to Qatar Academy (2·4 km, 7 stops). Several extensions are under construction which will create a 11·5 km catenary-free light rail network serving the university district and convention centre. Siemens is supplying 16 Avenio LRVs, which are equipped with capacitor/battery energy storage with at-stop overhead recharging.

A separate project covers construction of Lusail Light Rail Transit to the north of the city, serving waterfront developments. The 30·5 km, 32-station network of four inter-connected routes will interchange with the Red line at Pearl City station and Al-Khor highway. Alstom completed the first of 35 Citadis LRVs in February 2018, with services expected to start in 2020.

Address
Qatar Rail Tower
231 Suhaim Bin Hamad Street (C-Ring Road)
Al Sadd Area 38
PO Box 29988
Doha
Qatar
Phone
+974 4433 1111
Fax
+974 4433 1110
Email
info@qr.com.qa
Website
www.qr.com.qa
 

Network data

Metro

Gauge
1435 mm
Length
75·9 km
Electrification
75·9 km - 750 V DC 3rd-rail
Rolling stock
225 Metro cars

Tram - Education City

Gauge
1435 mm
Length
2·4 km
Electrification
2·4 km - 750 V DC catenary-free
Rolling stock
16 LRV/Tram cars (Siemens Avenio)

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